Using Strategic Foresight: Insights from Commander Eric Popiel, Evergreen Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard

 

Using Strategic Foresight: Insights from Commander Eric Popiel, Evergreen Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 - 14:53
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Strategic foresight is not futuristic forecasting. Foresight is about being able to perceive the significance and nature of events before they happen.

It’s about having the imagination to be prepared for what may come, regardless of which scenario occurs—it is a mindset, not a process. It’s about going beyond the tyranny of the present and preparing the best you can for the uncertainty of the future.

Efforts to create strategic foresight capacity in the U.S. federal government have come in fits and starts over the past four decades. But in recent years, there has been some progress at the agency level, largely at the behest of political and career leaders who appreciate the value of foresight as part of their decision-making processes.

How does the U.S. Coast Guard use strategic foresight to inform decision making? What is the Evergreen process? How is the federal community sharing strategic foresight best practices? CDR Eric Popiel, Evergreen Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard joined me on The Business of Government Hour to share his insights on these topics and more. The following is an edited excerpt of our discussion, complemented by additional research. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the U.S. Coast Guard.

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